New Politics Forum

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The New Politics Forum

Nonpartisan, youth-focused events taught by active political professionals with the goal of enriching skills, developing positive dispositions, and increasing knowledge around self-governance and civic engagement.

Texas Civic Ambassadors

Building leaders for civic life across the state of Texas. Applications now being accepted!


Friday, May 27, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Austin, Texas

The 2016 Campaign Bootcamp is a three-day nonpartisan training that provides college-age youth a practical introduction to what it's like to work on and run a political campaign.


March 5, 2016
The Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy

This one-day, statewide event offers the next generation of civic leaders the insiders' perspective about what it's like to have a career in public service and encourages participants to consider leadership roles in their community.


October 16-18, 2015
In partnership with The Texas Tribune, the New Politics Forum once again hosted the special student-only events at the Fest, including a Pre-Festival Student Summit and the #TTFstudents Lounge. Meet the New Politics Forum Ambassadors at the Festview photos from speaker meet & greets in the #TTFstudents Lounge, and check out our collection of favorite moments and tweets from the weekend.



The New Politics Forum is supported by the generosity of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. 
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life is supported by: